Until I started doing occasional night shifts, I was never a daytime napper (other than when I'm sick). Initially I was worried that after 24+hours alone, my cats would be wound up and wouldn't let me sleep. That's not what happened....
The cats are of the opinion that day time is for sleeping and night is for prowling about on the hunt for potential prey in my apartment. I think they are always wondering wth is wrong with their human that she insists on being busy and active during the day.
So when I stumble home and crash into bed, they are going, wow, she finally figured out the proper order of things. And then all 3 snuggle on top of or beside me. I get my most restful sleep ever when I'm surrounded by purring furry beasties.
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I also wish I could nap...and then feel rested or refreshed. Instead if I try to nap (or fall asleep without meaning to) I wake up wrecked.
Groggy for the rest of the day, disoriented, draggy..after a nap I'm worse/more tired than before the nap.
Some days after a sleepless night I'd love to be able to curl up and nap a bit. My husband can doze off at the drop of a hat and either stay sleeping for long periods or wake up in 15 minutes and no matter what he's wide awake and refreshed from his nap. Me, not so much.
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well, when I just rest for a bit, I am fine. Then there is that point when you know you should get up. When I get past that and stay in bed, my day is done. And the next one pretty much too, because then i won't sleep that night either.
But when I get up right that moment, I am good.
But I could spend some days in bed with NO problem!
The only time I will nap these days is accidentally falling asleep in a chair at home (recliner). Unfortunately I sometimes get sleep paralysis when I fall asleep on my back, especially semi-seated up like that. The experience of that is uncomfortable and unpleasant enough to keep me from wanting to sleep. Yuck.
I used to nap if I had a late shift (like 4-midnight) but this job has me working 8am-anywhere from 5-7pm depending on the day. Not much time for a nap after work, unless I want to be awake til 3am!
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Frankly, I schedule my pregnancies so I can nap while they are at school!! I loved my years at the track because I could get work done, then nap, then pcik up DD from the babysitter, all before noon!!! If it is raining or grey, ny DH knows better than to think I will be available in the afternoons!
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Y'all who feel gross and groggy after napping need to master the art of the POWER-NAP!!
I work from home, and sometimes if I can't concentrate or am just sleepy and getting to that point where I'm bound to make mistakes because I'm tired and not paying attention, I crawl into bed and set my alarm for a 20-min power nap. That nearly always does the trick and I get up feeling much more refreshed and focused! If you nap too long you are most likely going to feel still-sleepy when you wake up, but 20 min usually works to give you an energy boost.
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I nap all the time, morning, afternoon, evening. I haven't slept well in four 1/2 years. The pain meds I am on making me tired all the time and slow my reflex's down. I get maybe about 3 solid hours of sleep straight a night the rest is tossing and turning trying to get comfy from the pain.
Yep! Love my 45 minute "reading a book on my bed" on a Sunday afternoon. A great re-charge for the week - but I am usually up at 4.45am most days as I am on the train at 6.27am and I have dogs to walk, horses to check and stock to feed. I dont know how I would do it if I wasnt in bed by 9.30pm and didnt have my Sunday nap.
I was the queen of the two hour nap before I had children. I could sleep anywhere, anytime, anyhow. Love to nap.
But, post children, I have lost that Super Power. Now I can only power nap. I have no idea what changed (maybe I turned 40??), but it does make me sad some days. I'd love to curl up for a few hours and all I can manage is 15 minutes.